Gun Sales Surge on Black Friday: Over 129,000
Background Checks Flooded the FBI
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manufacturers did a fantastic job on Black Friday promotions, or
the American people are quickly waking up to the reality that all
is not as peachy as it may seem.
flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective
buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by
32%, according to bureau records.
FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal
law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous
high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.
number of firearms sold last Friday is likely higher because multiple
firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer. And
the FBI does not track actual gun sales.
acting president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence,
said he was skeptical of the Black Friday gun surge.
think there may be no real signifcance at all,
Today via Zero Hedge
Sales Surge on Black Friday Video report:
Henigan of the Brady Center is right and the fact that this was
the single largest sales day for private gun sales in American history
holds no significance.
Or, maybe there
is something more to the recent surge in gun sales. Perhaps over
a hundred thousand Americans came to the conclusion that rising
unemployment, suggestions of apocalyptic
meltdown in Europe, and fear of a potentially catastrophic
hyperinflationary depression in the United States are reason
enough to have a firearm just in case.
were out in droves last week, and they werent interested in
the latest tablet PC, 3D television or video game system. Instead,
they were stocking
up on gear and preparing for the possible collapse of
from SHTF Plan.
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